The twin sister rape case in Mailardevpally area took a sordid turn with the investigation revealing that the 8-year-olds were allegedly sexually abused over last few years by different persons, including their elder brother with connivance of their mother.
So far, police have arrested mother of the victims, one Jaffar, an auto driver and a factory owner. Jaffar’s 16-year-old son has already been taken into custody.
“Investigations done in this case so far revealed that the family had stayed near Budwel railway station here around 5 years back. From there they shifted to Katedan about 2 years back. All through this, the victims’ mother was maintaining intimacy with different adults,” police said.
When they were staying in Katedan, the mother of the girls used to send them to sleep in an air conditioned room of one supervisor who “misbehaved badly” with both the girls on many occasions, Mailardevpally police stated in a release today.
According to police, despite the girls refusing to go there, their mother insisted them to sleep in the supervisor’s room only.
While staying in Budwel earlier, both the girls were “badly misbehaved” with by three other persons, when they had just started pre-schooling.
Police are trying to identify the trio.
According to police, one Pradeep Aggarwal, a factory owner, who was maintaining a close relationship with the mother, had “molested” the girls.
He was arrested today, police said.
Police, who have already arrested Jaffar and took his 16-year-old son into custody yesterday, stated that the father-son duo had continuously (sexually) assaulted the twin girls over last 15 to 20 days.
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“Not only this, Jaffar also got one more auto driver named Shafi who also (sexually) assaulted the kids. All this was happening with the active connivance of the victims’ mother,” police said, adding that both Shafi and the woman were arrested yesterday.
“Further, the elder brother (of the sisters) and one of his friends also started exploiting them very recently as he seems to have witnessed some of the happenings in the house,” police said.
The incident came to light after the sisters revealed their ordeal to a senior family member, who approached a city-based NGO working for child rights which in turn lodged a police complaint recently.
Following the complaint, a case was registered on charges of rape and trafficking of persons under relevant sections of IPC and other provisions of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act, police had said.